Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A finish

 I finally managed to get something finished.  This is a Bonnie Hunter free pattern, Patches and Pinwheels.  I am not even sure when I started this, I know that it was several years ago,it was a fabric swap organized by my dear friend Kristie.  It is  a huge quilt 86 x 86.  My good friend Leisa quilted it and as usual she did a great job.  I finished the binding a couple of days ago, the only thing left to do is a label.  I try to always put a label on my quilts, for several reasons, especially if it is a gift for someone.  I have lots of antique quilts and it would be so nice to know something about the maker and exactly when it was made.  I hope that some day in the future someone will be glad I labeled my quilts.
I spent some more time at the dye pot, this time working on different shades of green.  I have everything from grass green to a great shade of teal.  Love the teal shades.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

December really??

I can't believe that I haven't blogged since December.  I knew it had been a while but 4 months, time flies.  Several reasons for not blogging, school is keeping me very busy, plus just had lots of other stuff going on.  I have been having some health issues, lots of hand problems which has been keeping me from doing very much sewing.  I have also been having some back problems.  Getting old isn't easy, but much better than the alternative.  I have missed blogging, it is an opportunity for me to share what I am doing and hopefully people enjoy reading it.  I am slowly trying to get back in the groove of sewing and doing handwork in the evenings while DH is watching TV.  Today was my first day at the dye pot in a couple of months.  I decided to do my own tribute to Prince with my wool, check it out.
Raspberry Beret

Little Red Corvette

Purple Rain